The School Weekly - 4th November 2019

Learning Beyond the Four Walls of the Classroom
“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” ...
Saturday, 19th October- Wednesday, 23rd October: School organised Excursions to Rajgarh, Shimla, Agra & Fatehpur Sikri and Haldighati, Udaipur
Sharing with you experiences of students:

Archana Koratkar/ X: It was an Adventurous Trip with activities like trekking, bamboo bridge, zip line, ladder climbing, obstacle crossing, rocking climbing, rappelling, and commando net. Eighty-seven students escorted by nine educators were part of the excursion. All the students and educators enjoyed and had great learning experience.

The adventure camp; The Peach Valley taught us the basic safety skills, gave us the opportunity to participate in the activities like free falling, Mowgli crossing, triangle crossing, night trekking, which I had never experienced earlier. It made me self confident to complete all the activities. It gave me a chance to take care of myself when I was alone, without my parents. I learned to be punctual, everything was carried out exact on time. The free-falling experience was best as well as helpful in getting rid of fear. The time spent with Rohit sir, Amrit ma'am, Rahul sir, Dhirendra sir and all the other instructors was experiential and loving. Night trekking and bhangra dancing with Rohit sir was a fresh activity experience for me. Interacting with instructors, playing with Jojo, Coco, Yoyo and being all of them is unforgettable. This period taught me to mingle with friends and experience nature closely. I collected wrappers and garbage while trekking, I learnt to be self responsible as well as responsible towards animals, nature and newly met people. This trip taught me to be peaceful, to have patience, relax, to be silent and calm and to be disciplined. The greatest experience was to live with nature so deeply that it made me forget the absence of a cell phone. The trip was memorable and emotional for me, without cell phones but with nature and the calm environment.
Anumesh Rao/ XI: This trip has been a great learning experience for me. The activities conducted gave a healthy risk-taking experience. When I was on the bamboo bridge and zip line I was scared, but as I stepped on the ground, I felt successful, empowered and triumphant that I had overcome my fear. This trip helped me with my self-esteem and confidence. The mentally and physically challenging tasks helped me to come out of my comfort zone and take up challenges. I learnt to be more interactive and collaborative. These adventurous activities helped me to take risks. The beautiful nature is deep down in my heart's core. I felt relaxed in this beautiful nature. This was a great and memorable experience for me and I will cherish this throughout my life. 
Ajaypal Meena/ XII: Shimla trip was one of the greatest and most memorable adventurous trip. It was full of thrill which overcame my fear of height. I did so many activities like bamboo bridge, Mowgli walk, rock climbing, rappelling, triangle bridge, commando net.  The Peach Valley was surrounded with the nature which helped me to connect even more better with nature. I learnt to face obstacles which come in hilly areas. Also, by viewing the lifestyle of Himachal Pradesh people, I observed that the life is very tough, at the same time they are very strong and happy with nature. Learning of zip line, commando rope and rock climbing, etc was so adventurous and fearful but it helped me to overcome my fear. It was just a learning and memorable experience.
Puran Choudhary/ VII B: My experience was funny and motivational. It was five days trip from 19th to 23rd. From this trip I learnt to build a new team for any action. I was   confident enough so I left no tasks incomplete. If we have a wish to do, then we can do anything. There was a temple of Durga Ma at the top of a mountain which I reached after a long trek. I was scared to cross the bamboo bridge but it failed because of my confidence. I learnt how to be independent and take care of myself during my train journey. At last I want to quote that: 'Nothing is impossible, with confidence and hard work everything is possible.'
Uma Choudhary/ XI: It was a memorable experience. I learnt lot of things in five days. I overcame my fear. I interacted with new people and observed that they are so hardworking, tough, quick and helpful. The most important thing which helped me was that practice makes a man perfect. There was an activity named bamboo bridge in which I was unable to do but I did not give up. Amrit ma'am encouraged and helped me to do that activity and at last I completed that activity. Everyone there was so hardworking and brave. At last I would like to say that this was a wonderful adventurous trip. I learnt to be punctual, be disciplined, loyal, etc. I learnt that if we motivate someone then he or she will definitely complete their task.
Ipshita Rathore/ X: It was a journey of marvelous beauty and thrilling adventures which lightened my heart and soul with new refreshment and joy. Moreover, as it is said that "Whenever one meets new surrounding one learns something new". As per this quote I also gained learning not just by performing activities but also by adapting to the surroundings. It pushed me to communicate with new people, bind with nature, overcome my darkest fears and welcome my new thrills. Lastly this trip will unforgettable in my memories.
Jatin Tripash/ IX: We had a great experience at the educational camp organized by the school at Shimla and Rajgarh. We enjoyed and learnt a lot. It was a great experience because of the beautiful environment which creates happiness.  We had various adventurous activities and we learnt team work, discipline and got a chance to cooperate with others and to exchange our thoughts and some basic safety rules. The activities which we did were rock climbing and rappelling, bamboo walk and rope & ladder. That short period of days made me punctual. and self dependent. We also learnt that we should not panic in difficult situations or problems, whereas we should be patient and should find a correct way to solve the solution which satisfies our mind. We played many games which made our thinking capacity sharp. The experience for me was remarkable in cold surroundings.
Excursion to Agra & Fatehpur Sikri 
Kesar Sompura/ VI: I was eager about the trip to Agra because it would give me a chance to become independent in life. It gave me the experience how to explore alone without parents and how to take care of myself being away from the family. I took care of my luggage well. I learnt many new things from the trip like I came to know about the history of Taj Mahal which was built by Shanjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz and Fatehpur Sikri which was made by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar.  I was happy to visit the Taj Mahal, the national monument of India which is one of the seven wonders of the world. The architecture of Taj Mahal and Bulund Darwaja was amazing. I had interaction with people from different countries. I enjoyed a lot with my friends.  I am thankful to my teachers and Principal Ma'am for being with us and for organizing this unforgettable trip.
Devansh Rajpurohit/ VI: I was fortunate of being a part of the trip to Agra.  It gave me an opportunity to feel independent as it helped me to become self dependent while taking care of myself, my luggage and small amount of money I had. It refreshed my mind, it helped me to develop creative thoughts in life. I saw two new places the Taj Mahal which was built by Shanjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Fatehpur Sikri, Shahi Darwaja, Bulund Darwaja, Jodha Bai's Mahal and Kitchen, Diwan- e- aam, Diwan- e-Khas. I was surprised to see the immense artifact made on the stones; it was really amazing. I came to know about Mughal Empire Akbar's life.  This trip improved my social and communication skills. It helped me to boost my confidence and to gain experience of real life. I learnt to buy things with little bit of bargaining without anyone's help. I had fun with my friends. Our educators took care of us and guided us during the trip.  It was a memorable trip for life long. I am grateful to the school for organizing this educational trip.
Tamanna Solanki/ V: The trip to Agra has definitely been a big learning experience for me as this gave me a learning that none of classroom teaching or activities could. It helped me to start walking towards decision making, leadership, collaborating and communicating with others and managing my money. My mom says I have been a bit organized this time, happy to learn that. I could handle a digicam. So, it's surely a step ahead in the path towards independence. It was a historical trip so helped me in getting insight of the history that we'll start learning next year. I learnt a lot about coping and communicating with all kinds of people. I learnt about managing my small amount of money and bargaining on the trip. I had an experience of talking to a variety of people of different background and of different nationalities too. As a team leader, I learnt decision making and taking care of my team mates.
Vishal Rathore/ X: Our School organized an educational trip to Haldighati, Udaipur. On the morning of 20th October, we started our journey at 6 AM.  First, we visited Charbhuja temple of Lord Krishna. The idol of Lord Krishna has four hands so it is called Charbhuja.  Architecture and sculpture of ancient era was what attracted me the most. Our next visiting place was Haldighati which is famous for Haldighati War. This war was fought between Mewar Rajput Emperor Maharana Pratap and Mughal Emperor Akbar on 9 May 1527. The place where many soldiers were killed from both the armies is called Rakttalai. It was not a religious war because the head of the Mughal army was Man Singh and Mewar army was Hakim kha Suri that's why this war was known for Pratap's Self-Respect.
We visited the museum related to Pratap's life & saw war equipment and swords. We enjoyed a lot and the most important thing that I learnt was Rajasthan’s history. I also learnt about the culture and tradition of the people and the main crop that they grew was the Chetri Gulab a variety of rose.
Thursday, 31st October: School reopened with excitement and happiness after ten long days of Diwali Vacation. Now Annual Day’s practices and preparation for Board Exams is in full swing.
Volume No. 400 Published by The Editorial Board: Mrs Bharti Rao, Mr Krishan Gopal, Ms Swabhi Parmar,, Anumesh Rao, Ipshita Rathore, Archana Koratkar, Meenakshi Choudhary, Vinita Sirvi, Charu Vaishnav, Puran Choudhary, Jatin Tripash, Khush Rajpurohit, Diksha Choudhary, Tammana Solanki, Kesar Sompura & Uma Choudhary

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